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 Post subject: Jefferson Looks To Be Gone!!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:54 am 
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La. voters oust indicted Rep. William Jefferson

By CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press Writer Cain Burdeau, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 37 mins ago

NEW ORLEANS – Voters in Louisiana have ousted indicted Democratic Rep. William Jefferson and sent a little-known Republican to Congress.

Unofficial results showed Republican attorney Anh "Joseph" Cao denying Jefferson a 10th term.

Republicans made an aggressive push to get rid of the 61-year-old incumbent, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery, laundering money and misusing his congressional office.

Cao won a predominantly black and heavily Democratic district that covers most of New Orleans. He will become the first Vietnamese-American in Congress.

He came to the U.S. as a child after the fall of Saigon in 1975. He went on to earn degrees in philosophy, physics and law.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081207/ap_on_el_ho/louisiana_congress_9

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:34 am 
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Surprise, surprise, surprise, FNC was hinting it was in the bag for Jefferson just yesterday. Great news that the Black community didn't back him, maybe they'll be some changes made in the USA if it starts a trend.

Congrats to Mr Cao, am always happy to see an immigrant minority make it in the USA as long as s/he's honest and qualified.

Now let's get the rest of the house and senate back! 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Jefferson Looks To Be Gone!!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:31 am 
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Jindal, now Cao...and another HoR seat picked up.

NO has lost population, but actually increased it's violence rate...Jefferson seems to have been around for awhile with no improvement in conditions, hurricane or not; also under The Forever Indictment.

Kudos to Cao, a success story after coming to the USA with nothing...an excellent example.

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Jefferson seems to have been around for awhile with no improvement in conditions,


This is not exactly true. Corruption, bribery, graft, and thievery have blossomed under Jefferson's watch.

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This is not exactly true. Corruption, bribery, graft, and thievery have blossomed under Jefferson's watch.

sounds like he did all right by politico standards...

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This is a very encouraging sign. Jefferson was one of those politicians that was kind of a litmus test.

If you supported him, it means you just blindly vote for your party no matter who they throw up there. Because there is no other reason. Just like Al Franken.

The fact that Jefferson could actually lose in such an overwhelmingly Democratic state tells me at least some people look past the D or R next to the guys name when they vote!

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 Post subject: Re: Jefferson Looks To Be Gone!!
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Seems like many of his past constituents are now in Houston wrecking that city.

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